Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Gorgeous Sunday

Even a die-hard winter gal like myself can't deny it's a beautiful day here in So Cal, albeit a bit on the warm side (low 90's F, mid-30's C). The skies are a wonderful blue with a few white whispy clouds. I was just out in the backyard for a moment with the dogs and snapped this picture.

We live at the bottom of a fairly steep street, so this is looking up toward our neighbors yards to the back and side. I sure wish we could get something to grow on that slope made of granite. Ha!

Anyway, I did manage to make a card or two this weekend. The one I'm sharing today is for Mojo Monday Week 82. Since Julee Tilman is the designer of those great sketches, I thought I'd use my new Verve stamp set Miracles Blossom.I haven't even begun to discover all the possibilities with this beautiful stamp set! Julee's artistry is so unique... elegant and simple all at once. I don't even know if that makes sense, but I do know that I love her art... and her cards. No matter what stamps she uses, she turns each card into a lovely thing to behold.

The card base is SU's Sahara Sand, which I'm rediscovering, and the mats are Tempting Turquoise. I'm loving those colors with the Flock Together DSP. I hope you can see the sparkle in that gorgeous ribbon... it's Turquoise Glimmer from Taylored Expressions. Since I didn't have much space to work with, rather than matting the main image, I used a black Sharpie and a ruler to draw a faux mat around the edge. I also stamped an extra flower and drew the stem to the pot. The pot was stamped separately and then positioned and tacked down over the stems.

Question of the day: do you play an instrument?

Sadly, no, I don't, but I wish I could play the piano... besides Chopsticks and Heart and Soul, that is. {LOL} I played clarinet in junior high school, oh so many years ago. I'm quite sure I couldn't blow a note now if my life depended on it!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! I love to hear from you.


Cindy Haffner said...

Pretty, pretty, I love all your layers and borders.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooo love the colors and layers and dainty borders!! YIKES though....90's??? We're still watching snow melt!!! LOL

Patti J. said...

Very pretty card - love the borders! NINETIES?!?!? Ugh...we have another cold front coming in, and it's rained the entire weekend.

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous colour combo Lisa - and the different lace edges layered up is fabulous!!

Just wondering where the famous lawn is, only joking - LOL!! Enjoy your lovely weather before it gets too much hotter!! We had fog this morning - Winter is on it's way!!

Hugs and xXx

Kristine B. said...

GORGEOUS!! Love all the borders punched and layered at the bottom--looks so neat!! Your flowers are really cute too :)

I'm so not a Hot weather person, although the heat does make my allergies better, so kinda looking forward to warmer weather. I do play a little bit of piano. Had about 8 years lessons when young and some in H.S. but if you don't use it, ya lose it! I have a couple songs I remember by heart that are church songs, but I don't sight read fast enough to play regularly. Wish that came easier!

Stamp and Smile said...

Such a "super cute" card my sweet friend!! :) I've been rediscovering River Rock too and sure enjoy the look! And your border punches and ribbon jazzes this delightful look! Great take on the MOJO challenge and your sweet stamps ROCK!!

I'm getting ready to watch Dancing with the Stars in 30 minutes! LOVE that show... as for a musical instrument! NONE! I just sing in the shower to myself... I'M SAVING THE WORLD FROM MY NOT SO GOOD VOICE!! Smiles Lisa... Have a super evening... I hope your headache is going away! :)

Claire Brennan said...

Beautiful card Lisa!